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Ferrandis Sidelined from Pro Motocross Start

Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis will miss the start of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season to undergo surgery on a ligament tear in his left thumb in order to return to full fitness at the earliest date.

Ferrandis was injured in a crash this past Tuesday while riding during the press day at Fox Raceway. The defending 450MX Champion was hoping to line up for the season opener, but after consultation with his doctors, the decision was made to have the surgery. An update on his return will follow at a later date.

Jeremy Coker – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing 450 Team Manager

“I am extremely gutted for Dylan. He has worked so hard to be prepared for the Pro Motocross season. It is heartbreaking for both him and the team to have his title defense ripped away from him like this, but we know he will rebound even stronger and be ready to win races and championships.”

Dylan Ferrandis – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing

“Unfortunately, I had a small crash Tuesday, and I hurt my left thumb. I thought it was a minor sprain, but the medical exam showed a broken ligament with the Stenner effect, which means it will never recover without surgery. I wanted to try to ride Saturday, but without surgery, in a few weeks, the ligament can die, and the damage can be irreversible. We decided with the team to go for the surgery now to have me back at my full physical capacity, but that means I will miss the beginning of the motocross season.

“Not being able to defend the championship that I won last year and put the No. 1 plate where it belongs, I am at the saddest point of my career. I’ve worked so hard and have invested everything to win this championship again, I have a broken heart for my sponsors and the people that help me; this sport is so ruthless.”

Fox Raceway Ride Day Provides Sneak Peek of
50th Anniversary Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Stars of American Motocross Gear Up for Landmark Summer of Competition

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 25, 2022) – The anticipation and excitement surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, moved one day closer to becoming a reality on Tuesday as the biggest names in American motocross converged on Southern California’s Fox Raceway, site of Saturday’s Honda Fox Raceway I National, for an exclusive ride day. A pair of 30-minute sessions apiece for riders in both the 250 Class and 450 Class served as a proverbial sneak peek of the impending 2022 season, which included the best look yet at the riders generating headlines entering the summer.

The ride day provided the first official opportunity to see the number one plates adorning the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing machine of reigning 450 Class Champion Dylan Ferrandis and the Team Honda HRC ride piloted by defending 250 Class Champion Jett Lawrence. The international duo took the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship by storm one year ago and will look to accomplish one of the sport’s toughest challenges this season, a successful title defense.

Defending 450 Class Champion Dylan Ferrandis will look to hoist
the Edison Dye Cup for a second consecutive season.
Photo: Spencer Owens / Align Media / Racer X

Reigning 250 Class Champion Jett Lawrence enters the summer as
the hottest rider in the division following a title-winning supercross season.
Photo: Spencer Owens / Align Media / Racer X

The preseason riding session also marked the first time the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing trio of Aaron PlessingerRyan Dungey, and Antonio Cairoli took to the track together. Dungey’s anticipated return to competition after his retirement in 2017 has been one of the biggest stories of the two-week transition from Monster Energy Supercross to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Likewise, Cairoli’s long-awaited U.S. debut has the industry buzzing about the prospects of what one of Europe’s most decorated racers can do against the star-studded Pro Motocross contingent at the opening two rounds of the summer.

It was also a welcome sight to see several riders make their return from extended layoffs, whether it was recovery from injury or a much-needed break to return to full health. Plessinger’s recovery from a broken arm has him eager to rekindle the speed he showed last season, while Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen appears healthy and motivated after a brief sabbatical from competition that dated back to March. In the 250 Class, a slew of riders were back on track, including the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki duo of Seth Hammaker and Cameron McAdoo, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Stilez Robertson, Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Levi Kitchen, and reigning Rookie of the Year Max Vohland aboard his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing machine.

Three-time 450 Class titleholder Ryan Dungey will make his return to
the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this summer.

Photo: Spencer Owens / Align Media / Racer X

The excitement of Antonio Cairoli’s debut on American soil can be felt around the world.
Photo: Spencer Owens / Align Media / Racer X

Rounding things out were the debuts of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Shane McElrath, who will lead the charge for the team’s 450 Class efforts to start the season, and Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Nick Romano, who will make a surprise move to the pro ranks this summer after a stellar amateur career. Fellow Star Racing rider Matt LeBlanc hit the track as well, as he prepares to test the waters of Pro Motocross at the opening two rounds before chasing continued success this August at the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.

The 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicks off with its own Memorial Day weekend celebration this Saturday, May 28, at Fox Raceway. A full slate of live coverage of all four motos will air on both MAVTV Motorsports Network and MAVTV Plus, beginning at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET.

Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s 250 Team Fired Up for Pro Motocross Start

Following a successful conclusion to the supercross season, the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing 250 team is ready to get rolling at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross opening round in Pala, California. The team comes armed with an exciting line-up for the 2022 outdoor season, including a pair of champions and some fast-up-and-coming riders. Both 2021 250SX champions return for the outdoors, with Justin Cooper lining up at the opener and Colt Nichols on track for this summer. Nate Thrasher and Levi Kitchen also return ready to embark on their first full Pro Motocross season. Joining the team’s 250 regulars are two top amateurs – Nick Romano, who moves up to make his pro debut this season, and Matthew LeBlanc, who will get some seat time at the opening rounds.

After sitting out of the supercross season with a preseason training injury, Cooper is hungrier than ever and is eager to line up this weekend at Fox Raceway. On the heels of his 250SX West Championship, the New Yorker enjoyed a great outdoor season in 2021, coming just shy of the title. He led the way in qualifying and holeshots, notched seven moto wins, and never missed the overall podium. Cooper and the team have been putting in the work and have their eyes set on another 250MX title run.

Nichols is also eager to return to action after being sidelined from a big crash at the opening supercross round in Anaheim, California. The 2021 250SX East Champion recently returned to riding and is working towards his comeback this summer.

Fresh off his big win at the supercross finale in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thrasher is fired up for the Pro Motocross season. He first made his debut in the series at the final two rounds in 2020 and, unfortunately, was sidelined with an injury last year. With more seat time on his YZ250F, the Tennessee rider looks to build off his supercross momentum in his first full season outdoors.

Back to full fitness after a shortened supercross season, Kitchen is ready for what will also be his first full year in Pro Motocross. Last year, the Washington rider finished his amateur career in style with a pair of AMA Amateur National Motocross titles and the coveted honor of the Nicky Hayden AMA Motocross Horizon Award. He made his pro motocross debut last year at Red Bud and turned some heads with some solid results in the top 10.

Joining Star’s talented line-up in the pro ranks is the young Romano. Named the 2021 Amateur Rider of the Year, the multi-time amateur champion is one of the sport’s rising stars. The 17-year-old from Bayside, New York, looks to hit the ground running at his first Pro Motocross race this weekend.

Another top amateur making his debut at the Pro Motocross season opener is LeBlanc. The Louisiana rider also has multiple amateur titles to his resume and has enjoyed a lot of success with the bLU cRU. The 16-year-old is looking forward to battling with the sport’s best 250 riders at the first two rounds of the season.

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross reaches a landmark 50th anniversary this year and kicks off its 12-round season this Saturday, May 28, with the Fox Raceway National I in Pala, California.

Jensen Hendler – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing 250 Team Manager

“We’re ready to kick off the outdoor season. Coming off a successful end to the supercross season, we are looking to pick up where we left off. The team has been working hard during the short break, and we’re excited to get rolling this weekend. It’s great to have Justin and Colt back riding, although Colt will be joining us sometime later this Summer. We also have a group of young, fast riders, which is really exciting, and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can do.”

Justin Cooper – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing

“I’m excited to get back to racing! It feels like it’s been forever, so I’m just happy to be in the position to get back behind the gate. I’ve had good preparation leading into the season, so let’s go for it!”

Colt Nichols – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing

“I’m really happy to be back riding! We’re taking it slow right now, but I’m excited to get back up to speed and race this summer. It’s been a long wait since Anaheim 1, but my body feels good, and I’m ready to put in the work.”

Nate Thrasher – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing

“I’m looking forward to the summer and battling up front with the guys. I’m healthy and ready to give it my all.”

Levi Kitchen – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing

“I’m pumped to get things going. I’ve made huge improvements since this time last year, so I’m expecting a good year.”

Nick Romano – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing

“I’m super excited for my pro debut with the Yamaha Star Racing team. We’ve been putting in a lot of work, so I’m really looking forward to my first race at Pala. This is something I’ve been working towards my whole life!”

Matthew LeBlanc – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing

“I’m excited to go racing this weekend and make my pro debut. We’ve been putting in the work with the team, and now it’s time to see what we can do.”

Rotation of American Motocross All-Stars to Fulfill Analyst Role on 50th Anniversary Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Broadcasts

Collection of the Series’ Most Successful and Influential Figures
to Lend Their Expertise in Announcers Booth Alongside Jason Weigandt

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 19, 2022) – With the landmark 50th anniversary rapidly approaching, MX Sports Pro Racing has announced a unique and exciting addition to its historic broadcast package for the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. A collection of American motocross all-stars will join host and lead commentator Jason Weigandt in the announcers booth during the live broadcasts of all 48 motos this summer on MAVTV Motorsports Network and NBC TV Network, with streaming on MAVTV Plus.

“With such an milestone season upon us, not to mention an exciting new partnership with MAVTV Motorsports Network, NBC, and MAVTV Plus that will bring live coverage of every moto for the first time, we wanted to introduce an innovative approach to our broadcast team that aligned with the celebration of the 50th anniversary,” said Davey Coombs, President, MX Sports Pro Racing. “As a result, we’ve amassed a collection of some of the most admired and accomplished former racers, many of whom were AMA Pro Motocross Champions, to serve as analysts alongside Weege over the course of the season. This who’s who of American motocross all-stars will provide truly unique insight into the action on the track from one National to the next, allowing our viewers to not only get to know these former athletes a little better, but also gain different perspectives in the pursuit of victory.”

Three-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion James Stewart will make his long awaited return to the Nationals with a debut in the broadcast booth alongside Jason Weigandt.
Photo: Racer X Illustrated

All told, this elite group of former pros combined to capture 37 AMA Pro Motocross Championships and amassed an incredible 332 victories. Their collective success speaks for itself, but perhaps even more importantly is the lasting impact each individual had on the sport, whether it was progression in riding or serving as an inspiration for future generations:

  • Ricky Carmichael: 10-time Pro Motocross Champion with 102 career wins
  • Broc Glover: 6-time Pro Motocross Champion with 35 career wins
  • Rick Johnson: 5-time Pro Motocross Champion with 33 career wins
  • Ryan Villopoto: 5-time Pro Motocross Champion with 31 career wins
  • James Stewart: 3-time Pro Motocross Champion with 48 career wins
  • Jeff Emig: 3-time Pro Motocross Champion with 29 career wins
  • David Bailey: 3-time Pro Motocross Champion with 18 career wins
  • Jeremy McGrath: 450cc/250cc Pro Motocross Champion with 17 career wins
  • Adam Cianciarulo: 250 Class Pro Motocross Champion with 9 career wins
  • Damon Bradshaw: 10 career Pro Motocross wins

Details surrounding which all-star will serve the analyst role at each respective event of the 12-round championship will be announced as a breaking news item in the days leading up to every National.

The collection of all-stars that will provide analysis throughout the 2022 season is a who’s who of the most successful and influential motocross talent in history.

In addition to the in-booth talent for the 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, trackside and pit reporting duties will be shared between Will Christien, a familiar face to viewers of both Monster Energy Supercross and Pro Motocross in recent years, and the newest addition to American motocross broadcasts, former racer and current media personality Jason Thomas.

“Breaking away from tradition is one of the cornerstones that made the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship the preeminent series that it is today, and given the significance of this upcoming season we’re incredibly eager to welcome many of the sport’s most prolific figures to the broadcast team,” said Bob Dillner, Sr. Director of Programming for MAVTV. “As fans of the sport ourselves, we share in the excitement these former racers will bring to our passionate and knowledgeable audience. It should be a special season befitting the 50th anniversary celebration.”

MAVTV Motorsports Network is available from most cable and satellite television providers, including DIRECTV, Fios by Verizon, Optimum, and Spectrum, and is also available from streaming services like Fubo TV, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV. Viewers looking to add MAVTV Motorsports Network to their channel lineup can use the GET MAVTV tool and simply input their zip code to see where the channel is available locally.

For streaming and mobile viewers, subscribers to MAVTV Plus will receive live coverage of the motos that air on MAVTV in addition to tape-delayed coverage of the motos scheduled to air on NBC. MAVTV Plus will also feature exclusive content for subscribers, including qualifying shows every race day to see which rider will emerge with pole position and first gate pick. On-demand access to coverage from the entire 2022 season will also be available for fans who want to rewatch the action or wait to watch the drama unfold for the first time at their convenience.

New subscribers to MAVTV Plus have the choice of two plans for the most dynamic live and on-demand motorsports streaming service available – yearly ($99) or monthly ($6.99). For a limited time, Pro Motocross fans can take advantage of a $10 discount on a yearly subscription, using the code PROMX10, or receive 50% off the first month of a monthly subscription, using code PROMX50. MAVTV Plus subscribers have the power to watch the 2022 season at their convenience, whether through live streaming coverage or replays via on-demand access, while also being treated to extended coverage of the Pro Motocross Championship.

Signing up for MAVTV Plus is simple. Users simply log onto MAVTVPlus.com and select “Sign Up Now” to register for an account. Pick and subscription plan, enter the proper billing information, and access to the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship along with a comprehensive library of live and on-demand programming is at your fingertips.SIGN UP NOW

Comprehensive Live Broadcast Schedule Signifies Historic Milestone for 50th Anniversary Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Every Moto From All 12 Rounds to be Showcased Live for the First Time
via MAVTV Motorsports Network and NBC

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 11, 2022) – Mere weeks away from the first gate drop of the series’ landmark 50th anniversary, MX Sports Pro Racing has introduced a historic milestone for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, by detailing a comprehensive live broadcast schedule for the upcoming season. For the first time ever, every moto from every round across both the 450 Class and 250 Class will be showcased live domestically via telecasts on MAVTV Motorsports Network and NBC TV Network. Additionally, the subscription-based MAVTV Plus streaming platform will broaden the reach of American motocross and bring the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing to an eager international audience, featuring live and on-demand coverage of all 48 motos from the 2022 season with access in more than 22 countries via smart TV’s, streaming players, and any mobile device.

“The anticipation surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is at an all-time high following the recent announcements that Antonio Cairoli will make his long-awaited debut here in the states and Ryan Dungey will make a surprise return to the starting gate, not to mention the buzz around our international champions in Dylan Ferrandis and Jett Lawrence, along with a return to form for riders like Eli Tomac and Jason Anderson,” exclaimed Davey Coombs, President, MX Sports Pro Racing. “Now, we have the most accessible and comprehensive broadcast package in history to complement the excitement on the racetrack with top-to-bottom live coverage that will allow our fans, most everywhere across the globe, to watch the action unfold.

“It’s taken a lot of hard work and patience to bring our U.S.-based fans the coverage they deserve, but the time has come. We’re beyond excited to know that Ferrandis supporters in France will be able to watch their countryman chase history to become the first multi-time French champion, and the same can be said for everyone down in Australia who want to be a part of the next chapter of Lawrence’s superstar trajectory on the sport’s biggest stage. In addition to that, we’re honored to welcome the passionate enthusiasts in Italy, who are particularly savvy motorcycle racing viewers, as they cheer on Cairoli’s American journey and the extension of his iconic career.”

All 24 motos in the battle for the 250 Class title will be showcased live on both MAVTV Motorsports Network and the MAVTV Plus streaming platform.
Photo: Align Media

While MAVTV will provide live coverage of all four motos from nine events during the 12-round championship, and in total will air 45 motos live over the course of the summer, NBC will help bring the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship into millions of homes across the country with a trio of live 450 Class showcases from the Toyota Thunder Valley National (Moto 1), the RedBud National (Moto 2), and the Southwick National (Moto 1). MAVTV will also feature primetime 2-Wheel programming on Tuesday nights, including re-airs of all four motos from each round of the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship; check local listings for air times.

MAVTV Motorsports Network is available from most cable and satellite television providers, including DIRECTV, Fios by Verizon, Optimum, and Spectrum, and is also available from streaming services like Fubo TV, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV. Viewers looking to add MAVTV Motorsports Network to their channel lineup can use the GET MAVTV tool and simply input their zip code to see where the channel is available locally.

Defending 450 Class Champion Dylan Ferrandis will lead the premier division into the summer and will no doubt receive tremendous support from his home nation of France.
Photo: Align Media

For streaming and mobile viewers, subscribers to MAVTV Plus will receive live coverage of the motos that air on MAVTV in addition to tape-delayed coverage of the motos scheduled to air on NBC. MAVTV Plus will also feature exclusive content for subscribers, including qualifying shows every race day to see which rider will emerge with pole position and first gate pick. On-demand access to coverage from the entire 2022 season will also be available for fans who want to rewatch the action or wait to watch the drama unfold for the first time at their convenience.

New subscribers to MAVTV Plus have the choice of two plans for the most dynamic live and on-demand motorsports streaming service available – yearly ($99) or monthly ($6.99) – with an exclusive $10 discount now available for Pro Motocross fans using the code PROMX10. MAVTV Plus subscribers have the power to watch the 2022 season at their convenience, whether through live streaming coverage or replays via on-demand access, while also being treated to extended coverage of the Pro Motocross Championship.

Signing up for MAVTV Plus is simple. Users simply log onto MAVTVPlus.com and select “Sign Up Now” to register for an account. Pick and subscription plan, enter the proper billing information, and access to the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship along with a comprehensive library of live and on-demand programming is at your fingertips.SIGN UP NOW

Defending 250 Class Champion Jett Lawrence is already one of the most successful riders to come out of Australia and is still just in the beginning his career at the age of 18.
Photo: Align Media

The 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will kick off over Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28, in Southern California with the Honda Fox Raceway I National. Full live coverage of the motos on MAVTV and MAVTV Plus will begin at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET.

For information about the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.com and be sure to follow all of the Pro Motocross social media channels for exclusive content and additional information on the latest news:

Supercross Champions Turn Their Focus to
50th Anniversary Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Eli Tomac, Christian Craig, and Jett Lawrence Look to Carry Momentum Into Summer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 9, 2022) – Following the conclusion of another memorable season, MX Sports Pro Racing would like to recognize the team at Feld Entertainment, Inc. for a successful 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross and celebrate the trio of racers who emerged as the three respective class champions – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Eli Tomac (450SX Class) and Christian Craig (250SX West) as well as Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence (250SX East). These three riders will now turn their focus to the summer, where each will set their sights on continued success in the impending 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, which begins on Memorial Day weekend with the Honda Fox Raceway National on May 28 in Southern California.

“The three well-deserving champions that came out on top of what was a superb supercross season should all be in the mix as motocross title contenders this summer, » said Davey Coombs, President, MX Sports Pro Racing. « As a matter of fact, Honda’s Jett Lawrence is our defending Pro Motocross 250 Class Champion and Eli Tomac already has multiple AMA Pro Motocross Championships in his trophy collection. The veteran Christian Craig has not quite been as successful outdoors as he has been in supercross, but now he’s moving up to the 450 Class for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this summer and will join forces with his Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing teammates Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis, who is our defending 450 Pro Motocross #1, and that should really benefit and motivate Christian. That whole team is going to be fun to watch this summer! »

The second 450SX Class title for Tomac has brought even more prominence to both the Colorado native, the offseason’s most coveted free agent, and the rapidly ascending Star Racing effort. After the team captured the 450 Class title last summer in its first season of premier class competition it now holds both the supercross and motocross crowns, instantly making it a powerhouse. Tomac certainly saw the trajectory the organization was headed and made a high profile move to blue, determined to add more championship hardware to an already decorated career. He and Star hit the ground running from the moment the season began in January, winning their first race together at Round 4, and had effectively built an insurmountable points lead just past the halfway point of the 17-round schedule. That proved to pay big dividends after Tomac suffered a challenging knee injury at Round 14, as he clinched the title one round early in his home state and sat out the finale. His championship tally consisted of seven wins, including a string of five in a row, and 11 podiums. Now, Tomac will seek a fourth 450 Class Championship in Pro Motocross and look to become the first rider since Ryan Dungey in 2015 to sweep the sport’s most coveted titles.

Newly crowned 450SX Class Champion Eli Tomac will chase a fourth Pro Motocross 450 Class title in his first summer campaign with Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing.
Photo: Align Media

After a supercross season riding a 250cc Yamaha for Star Racing, Craig will transition for the 450 Class this summer. The strategic decision to leverage Craig’s experience in the 250SX Class was focused solely on capturing an elusive first championship, and it paid off handsomely. His confidence was unmatched in the Western Regional Championship, where he put on a showcase of speed, patience, and savvy with every gate drop. His control of the championship was never in doubt from the moment he captured the opening round win as he went on to secure four victories and nine podiums in 10 rounds. While Craig’s maiden championship was long overdue, he’s never been better aboard the motorcycle and has all the pieces to put together a breakthrough season this summer, where his teammates Tomac and defending 450 Class Champion Dylan Ferrandis will set a high bar that Craig will surely benefit from.

Fresh off his first career championship, Christian Craig will move up to the 450 Class this summer to round out a formidable three-rider lineup for Star Racing.
Photo: Align Media

The surge to stardom for Lawrence took another major step with the Australian’s first supercross title in the Eastern Regional Championship. An injury prior to the start of the season in January resulted in an initial setback that forced Lawrence into the East Region, but when he eventually made his 2022 debut Lawrence established himself as the rider to beat with an impressive opening round victory. He went on to win four of the first five rounds and never finished worse than third en route to clinching the championship one round early. Perhaps even more impressive during Lawrence’s title run was his ability to overcome adversity, showing an all-around skill set that will be advantageous in the demanding 24-moto Pro Motocross season, where he’ll look to become the first rider since Jeremy Martin in 2014-2015 to successfully defend the 250 Class Championship.

Lawrence now has both a motocross and supercross title to his credit at the age of 18 and will look to continue his impressive ascension to the sport’s elite this summer.
Photo: Align Media

In addition to this championship trio, an ultra-talented group of race winners from this past Monster Energy Supercross season will look to capture more success this summer. Led by former champion Ken Roczen at Team Honda HRC, the 450 Class will also feature fellow Team Honda HRC rider Chase Sexton and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson, who finished runner-up in supercross after a resurgence to the forefront of the division with his new team. In the 250 Class, Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing’s Michael Mosiman, Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Nate Thrasher, and the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki duo of Cameron McAdoo and Austin Forkner are all poised to take the next step in their Pro Motocross journeys.

After kicking off the 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in the motocross epicenter of Southern California, the schedule will travel north for the legendary Carson City Motorsports Hangtown Motocross Classic, on June 4, before traveling to Colorado for the Toyota Thunder Valley National, on June 11, with the East Coast debut at Pennsylvania’s High Point National, on June 18, wrapping up the first month over Father’s Day weekend. After the first off weekend of the summer, the action resumes with the famed RedBud National in Michigan, on July 2, during Independence Day weekend, followed by a journey to Massachusetts for the Southwick National, on July 9, then Minnesota for the Frescados Tortillas Spring Creek National, on July 16, before wrapping up the month back out west for the MotoSport.com Washougal National, on July 23, in Washington. After one final break in action, the stretch run will begin in New York with the iconic Unadilla National, on August 13, followed by the GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National in Maryland, on August 20, then the Ironman National in Indiana, on August 27, with the finale back in Southern California for the Fox Raceway II National, on September 3, over Labor Day weekend.

Tickets to each round of the 2022 season are now available and can be purchased by visiting the official website of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, ProMotocross.com.

For information about the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.com and be sure to follow all of the Pro Motocross social media channels for exclusive content and additional information on the latest news:

Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing Resigns 450 Champions

Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing is pleased to announce the return of its 450 champions next year – the newly crowned 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450SX Champion Eli Tomac and the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion Dylan Ferrandis.

Fresh off of clinching his second premier-class title last weekend, Tomac put ink to paper today at the season finale in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will return with the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing squad for the 2023 supercross season. It was a stellar debut season for the Coloradan, who rode his Yamaha YZ450F to seven victories, including an impressive five-race win streak and also a record-breaking sixth victory at the legendary Daytona International Speedway. Tomac is now focused on returning to full fitness for the approaching outdoor season, which kicks off in three weeks’ time.

Ferrandis returns next year for his seventh season with the team, where he has enjoyed a stellar tenure with back-to-back 250SX West Championships, the 2020 250MX Championship, and the 2021 450MX Championship. Last year the rookie put himself in elite company by taking the premier class title a weekend early at the penultimate Pro Motocross round in Pala, California. The Frenchman also showed speed this season in Supercross, scoring a podium finish with his teammate in San Diego, but unfortunately, was later sidelined with an injury. Back to full fitness, Ferrandis has his sights set on defending his number-one plate in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

Jim Roach – Yamaha Racing Department Manager for YMUS

 “It is a great time to be part of the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing Team! With Eli clinching the supercross championship last weekend and Dylan clinching the motocross championship last fall, we are looking forward to seeing the #1 plates on the Yamaha YZ450F! With both Eli and Dylan signing contract extensions, we are paving the way for continued success through 2023.”

Jeremy Coker – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing 450 Team Manager

“It was awesome coming into this year with two championship-proven riders – the reigning 450 Motocross Champion Dylan Ferrandis and 2020 450 Supercross Champion Eli Tomac. We’re even more excited to go into next year with the same team, and with number-one plates in the premier class of both championships. It’s good for the morale of the whole race team and is going to keep everyone focused on trying to achieve it again. Our number one goal is to have these number-one plates in the future. The whole team’s really excited and ready to prove to the world that we are prepared to do it again.”

Eli Tomac – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing

“It’s very exciting news. This year was basically a dream for me, being able to win as many races as we did and the championship. Initially, it was a one-year deal, so I’m really excited to go racing again in 2023. It’s a great team to be around. There’s nothing better than winning and we’re all looking to continue that.”

Dylan Ferrandis – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing

“I’m very happy to stay another year with the team that I’ve enjoyed all of my success here in America. It will be our seventh year together, and we definitely hope to have more wins and championships in the future.” 

Tomac to Focus on Pro Motocross Return

Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac will sit out of this weekend’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross season finale to focus on returning to full fitness for the upcoming outdoor season. The newly crowned champ will be on hand at the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, and looks forward to celebrating his 450SX title with the fans.

Despite injuring his knee at the 14th round of the championship in Atlanta, Tomac rode on to secure his second premier-class title a round early in front of an adoring hometown crowd in Denver just two weeks later. It amounted to a storybook ending for his historic debut season aboard the Yamaha YZ450F. With just four weeks before the start of the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the three-time 450MX Champion will focus on rehabilitation to get back to 100% for the season opener in Pala, California.

Jeremy Coker – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing 450 Team Manager

“Obviously, with the title in the bag, it made the most sense for Eli to rest up and get back to feeling 100% for the outdoor season. It’s been an incredible year, and we look forward to celebrating this weekend with the fans.”

Eli Tomac – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing

“Winning the championship at my home race was pretty amazing. I’d love to be on track this weekend, but we need to focus on rehabbing my knee and getting back to 100% for the outdoors. I’m looking forward to being in Salt Lake this weekend and celebrating our championship with the fans.”

Monster Energy Strengthens Off-Road Presence in New Partnership with Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship for 2022 Season

Global Beverage Powerhouse Becomes Official Energy Drink of American Motocross

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 3, 2022) – With the landmark 50th anniversary season less than a month away, MX Sports Pro Racing has announced a new partnership with global beverage powerhouse Monster Energy, which will become the “Official Energy Drink” of the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Through its support of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series, Monster Energy will enhance the Nationals experience for fans in attendance and at home, celebrating the storied legacy of the championship and further amplifying its star-studded roster of Pro Motocross racers.

“When you look at the decades of support of both the sport’s most prominent championships and world-class athletes, Monster Energy has become synonymous with motocross,” said Davey Coombs, President, MX Sports Pro Racing. “Through its understanding of the deep, rich history of the discipline, Monster has elevated all forms of two-wheeled off-road racing and is an ideal partner to help celebrate Pro Motocross’ incredible legacy throughout our 50th anniversary. We’re excited for what they have planned for our loyal fanbase this summer in what is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated seasons for professional motocross racing across the globe.”

Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis, from France, headlines Monster Energy’s lineup of athletes and preseason storylines as defending 450 Class Champion.
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In preparation for the summer campaign, Monster Energy is developing a variety of support events that will serve to complement the high intensity of the four motos that serve as the cornerstone of each National, bringing even more excitement to one of motorsports’ most unique experiences. In addition to the brand’s renowned activation efforts, featuring sampling, live music, and the famed Monster Girls, video boards and special trackside viewing areas will help attendees stay even more connected to the action. Additionally, Monster Energy will provide fans with a look behind the scenes over the course of the 50th anniversary season through one-of-a-kind videos from its exceptional digital team.

“Whether it’s Monster Energy Supercross, MXGP and the FIM Motocross of Nations, the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, GNCC Racing, SCORE International, or now the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, no other company knows off-road motorcycle racing better nor has done more for this segment of motorsports than Monster Energy,” said Dave Gowland, Vice President, Motorsports Marketing, Monster Energy. “We are uniquely positioned to bring even more prominence to the already indelible legacy of American motocross, whether it’s a byproduct of our grassroots connections that span 20 years, our unparalleled roster of athletes, or massively loyal consumer base. Above all, we remain fans of the sport and share an unparalleled passion that has allowed us to dominate off-road for decades. The 2022 season is truly going to be one for the ages.”

Enhancing the fan experience at the Nationals is at the forefront of Monster Energy’s new partnership with the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series.
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Monster Energy’s ties to Pro Motocross date back to 2002, when Ricky Carmichael’s reign of dominance that saw him capture a record 10 championships and 102 wins was still in its infancy. The GOAT himself remains one of Monster Energy’s most high-profile ambassadors to this day, spawning multiple generations of talent that have and continue to achieve tremendous success on the sport’s most hallowed grounds while adorned with the Monster Claw. With its highly anticipated support of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship for the landmark 50th anniversary season, Monster Energy now holds prominent partnerships with each of the world’s biggest and most influential championships.

On the starting gate, Monster Energy’s current lineup of riders reads as a who’s who of the sport’s most established and promising talents, headlined by reigning 450 Class Champion Dylan Ferrandis and three-time premier class titleholder Eli Tomac, teammates at Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing. Additionally, a career rejuvenation for Jason Anderson at Monster Energy Kawasaki has him poised for a breakthrough season that could bring him an elusive Nationals victory, while Chase Sexton’s ascension to the upper echelon of the premier division brings title aspirations to Team Honda HRC. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing has been the division’s most dominant force in recent years and will once again be formidable with the likes former champion Jeremy Martin and perennial contender Justin Cooper, while Mitch Payton’s legendary Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki squad will be led by former winner Austin Forkner. The talent grows deeper with a mix of young and veteran talent that includes Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Christian Craig in the 450 Class as well as Levi Kitchen, Colt Nichols, and Nate Thrasher in the 250 Class, who will line up alongside Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Seth Hammaker, Cameron McAdoo, Jett Reynolds, and Jo Shimoda.

Monster Energy athletes like Chase Sexton (23), Ferrandis (14), and Eli Tomac (3) will be amongst the title favorites this summer.
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The 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will be bookended by the holiday weekends that serve as the proverbial starting point and finishing point of the summer, with the season-opening round over Memorial Day Weekend on May 28 and the season finale over Labor Day Weekend on September 3. The 12-round season will visit 10 different states, visiting iconic venues with decades of history like the Hangtown Classic (June 4), High Point Raceway (June 18), RedBud MX (July 2), The Wick 338 (July 9), Spring Creek MX Park (July 16), Washougal MX Park (July 23), Unadilla MX (August 13), and Budds Creek Motocross Park (August 20), as well as additional world-class venues in Fox Raceway (May 28 & September 3), Thunder Valley Motocross Park (June 11), and Ironman Raceway (August 27).

Tickets to each round of the 2022 season are now available and can be purchased by visiting the official website of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, ProMotocross.com.

For information about the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.com and be sure to follow all of the Pro Motocross social media channels for exclusive content and additional information on the latest news:

Now available for download for both Apple and Android devices is the official Pro Motocross App. Fans of American motocross can have access to the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series right at their fingertips on their mobile devices. Developed by AMA Pro Racing, the Pro Motocross App provides users with the most important information surrounding the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, from series news to schedule and ticket information, as well as broadcast schedule details and live timing & scoring. Download it now via the App Store or Google Play.

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, competing aboard homologated bikes from one of seven competing manufacturers on a collection of the roughest, toughest tracks on the planet. Racing takes place each Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road powersports event production, manages the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The title sponsor is Lucas Oil, a leading producer of premium oils, greases, and problem-solving additives, all made in America. Broadcast coverage will be showcased live all season long on MAVTV Motorsports Network and the MAVTV Plus streaming service, with three rounds broadcast live on NBC Network. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
Lucas Oil Products was founded by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as the top selling additive line in the United States. Additionally, Lucas Oil offers a premium line of motor oils, greases, fuel treatments, industrial lubricants, and problem-solving additives to help firmly establish Lucas Oil as a prominent figure in the marketplace. It has provided title sponsorship of the world’s prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series since the 2009 season. For more information, visit www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV Motorsports Network 
MAVTV Motorsports Network is the only television network in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to motorsports. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive and unique events, including unprecedented live coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. MAVTV goes beyond the national mainstream motorsports events to include grassroots racing from across the globe: drag racing, sprint boats, rally cars, short course off-road truck racing, sprint cars, pro pulling, drifting, ice racing, cross-country motorcycle and ATV racing, ATV motocross, and everything in between. MAVTV knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that are truly second-to-none. From 24/7 automotive and motorsports content on MAVTV Motorsports Network to the free and exclusive content available on MAVTV Select and the on-demand streaming service of MAVTV Plus, if it has a motor, it’s probably on MAVTV – The Motorsports Network!

MAVTV Motorsports Network is available on most cable, satellite, and digital television providers. MAVTV Plus provides worldwide live streaming for all Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship events for a yearly subscription of $99, or for $6.99 a month.

Nine-time champion to contest first two races with Red Bull KTM.

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team have announced that nine-time AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Ryan Dungey will line up at the first two rounds of the 50th Anniversary of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, beginning next month in California. Here is all you need to know:

– Dungey will race alongside the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team in the 450MX class at the Fox Raceway National at Pala season-opener on May 28, as well as the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento on June 4.

– After stepping away from professional racing in 2017 as one of the most decorated riders in the sport, the 32-year-old will return to the starting gate with the iconic #5 displayed aboard his all-new KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition.

– Dungey said: “I’m really excited about the opportunity to race the first couple rounds of the outdoors for Red Bull KTM. I’ve had a lot of success with KTM in my most recent years of racing and it’s exciting to go back and race for the same team with a lot of great personnel. I have a lot of trust with the team, which breeds confidence sitting on the line knowing I have good people behind me and we’ve got a great dirtbike underneath us. »

– He continued: « This is a stacked class and it’s been a long time since I’ve been on the line with them but I’m excited to be back on the gate. I’ve got a lot of respect for the sport and the riders, so I don’t go into this underestimating anybody. I’m excited to just be out there racing with everybody and see what we can do. Who knows, if I’m enjoying myself, I may just keep it going.”

– Ian Harrison, Red Bull KTM Team Manager, added: “We couldn’t be more excited to have Ryan joining us for the first two rounds of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. He’s a world-class rider who has obviously achieved many great successes throughout his career and it’s great to see him having so much fun riding the bike. Ryan is a true competitor at heart so we are happy to support his desire to line up on the gate this summer and we look forward to seeing what he can do.”

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RYAN DUNGEY SET TO RACE OPENING ROUNDS OF AMA PRO MOTOCROSS SERIES THIS SUMMER

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team is excited to announce that nine-time AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Ryan Dungey will line up at the first two rounds of the 50th Anniversary of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, beginning next month in California.

Dungey will race alongside the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team in the 450MX class at the Fox Raceway National at Pala season-opener on May 28, as well as the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento on June 4. After stepping away from professional racing in 2017 as one of the most decorated riders in the sport, the 32-year-old will return to the starting gate READY TO RACE with the iconic #5 proudly displayed aboard his all-new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.

Ryan Dungey:“I’m really excited about the opportunity to race the first couple rounds of the outdoors for Red Bull KTM. I’ve had a lot of success with KTM in my most recent years of racing and it’s exciting to go back and race for the same team with a lot of great personnel. I have a lot of trust with the team, which breeds confidence sitting on the line knowing I have good people behind me and we’ve got a great dirtbike underneath us. This is a stacked class and it’s been a long time since I’ve been on the line with them but I’m excited to be back on the gate. I’ve got a lot of respect for the sport and the riders, so I don’t go into this underestimating anybody. I’m excited to just be out there racing with everybody and see what we can do.”

Ian Harrison, Red Bull KTM Team Manager:“We couldn’t be more excited to have Ryan joining us for the first two rounds of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. He’s a world-class rider who has obviously achieved many great successes throughout his career and it’s great to see him having so much fun riding the bike. Ryan is a true competitor at heart so we are happy to support his desire to line up on the gate this summer and we look forward to seeing what he can do.”

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TONY CAIROLI TO MAKE AMA PRO MOTOCROSS DEBUT THIS SUMMER2022 motocross news

Nine times world champion and MXGP legend Tony Cairoli will line-up for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing in the 450 MX gate for the opening rounds of 2022 AMA Pro Motocross in California this May/June.

The Italian will fulfil a small ‘bucket list’ wish by turning his attention to the high-profile American national series and is initially set for appearances at the Fox Raceway National at Pala and the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento on May 28th and June 4th respectively. The 36-year-old stepped away from full time Grand Prix racing at the end of 2021 after a glittering career in which he became the second most successful athlete in the history of the sport.

Cairoli will feel the heat of competition again with his #222 KTM 450 SX-F; he used a previous edition of the motorcycle to claim the 2017 MXGP World Championship. He also accumulated six titles with the KTM 350 SX-F and earned the remarkable distinction of winning at least one Grand Prix every season during an era-defining 18 years at the highest level of MXGP and MX2.

Tony Cairoli: “It’s exciting to finally confirm that I will be racing in the U.S. To ride and race in America is something I always wanted to try. I like the look of the tracks. For me there is no pressure to perform and I’m not going there with the same preparation as I would have had for a world championship but I’m taking it seriously and would be looking for good results. I know this will generate some interest and it will be great to travel, see some friends and enjoy my time.”

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsport Director“It’s a big pleasure for us to finally reach the stage where Tony is able to race again and to attempt one of his ambitions. Our Red Bull KTM structure means we can be fully ready for him in the U.S. and can give him all our support. Tony is an icon and still an important part of our racing program and it feels like this is the least we can do to pay back all the wins, the titles and the stories he has made with us for over ten years. I think it will also be cool for the American motocross fans to see some of the special talent that made Tony one of the best riders in world championship history.”

Ian Harrison, North America Red Bull KTM Team Manager: “We couldn’t be prouder of having a rider and a person like Tony in our awning. He’s a true legend of the sport and one of the best riders of the modern era. His achievements are matched only by the impact he has had around the world. We know he’s been preparing to race out here, and we’ve also been readying everything to give him the best amount of support. As we saw right up until the end of 2021 MXGP he is still extremely competitive, so I think that will be exciting for the fans in the U.S. to watch him in action.”

Ferrandis Sets Sights on Pro Motocross Title Defense

Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis will sit out the remaining four rounds of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. The 2021 Pro Motocross 450 Champion injured his wrist in the 450 Detroit Supercross Main Event. While he continues to make progress, the focus is to return to full fitness for the fastly approaching outdoor season and defend his title.

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship gets underway on May 28 at the Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

Jeremy Coker – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing 450 Team Manager

“Looking at the bigger picture, we made the decision as a team that it was best for Dylan to focus on getting back to feeling 100% for the outdoor season. It’s a tough sport, and we have a lot of racing ahead of us, so it’s more important at this point of the supercross season to focus on defending his title in the Pro Motocross Championship.”

Dylan Ferrandis – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing

“Together with the team, we decided to not go back to racing for the remaining rounds of supercross. I just returned to riding motocross, and I felt that my wrist was not fully ready to support the load of supercross. It’s a bummer for sure. I will focus on getting my wrist back to 100% and be ready for the outdoor season.”